Philly daily roundup: Workplace accessibility tech; Kannalife Sciences’ $1.5M grant; AI to treat tumors

Plus, Zaviant appointed data privacy and security expert Adam Stone as the leader of its AI governance practice group.


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5 assistive tech tools for future work

There are many technology options for people with disabilities, wrote Diego Mariscal, the founder and CEO of 2Gether-International, a DC-based organization that runs an accelerator to support founders with disabilities.

Several of these platforms were created by people with disabilities, too. Tools like Read AI, Speechify, ChatGPT, CBoard and Education Vision Technologies help people communicate, take notes and organize their ideas.

➡️ Read more about how each platform helps get work done.

Help build a stronger local tech industry

Calling employers of all sizes: Your insights are needed to build a stronger tech industry in Philadelphia. and 1PHL are hosting the continuation of the city’s Tech Industry Partnership, and the next meeting takes place on Thursday, July 25.

These TIP convenings bring together business leaders and government decision makers to identify workforce and employer needs to build a stronger tech industry in Philadelphia. Join us for in-depth data insights on the current state of things — and to make sure your organization’s voice is heard as we discuss the future of tech workforce.

➡️ Reach out to Aileen for info about attending.

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Bucks County biotech firm Kannalife Sciences received a $1.5 million grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Kannalife is working on therapeutics for inflammation, a potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. [Philly Biz Journal]

• The combination of Tumor Treating Fields Therapy and AI-powered MRIs could be a possible long-term treatment for glioblastoma patients, according to Penn researchers. [The Inquirer]

• Zaviant appointed data privacy and security expert Adam Stone as the leader of its AI governance practice group. Zaviant is also part of Open Loop, a consortium of tech companies organized Meta to discuss best practices about artificial intelligence.  [EIN Presswire/]

• Do you know an exceptional technologist? Nominate them for this year’s RealLIST Engineers list in Philly. []

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Venture Cafe returns on July 11 with sessions about SOP alchemy and robotics seals being used in elder care. [Register here]

• Need something fixed? NextFab’s Philly Fixers Guild is hosting another repair fair on July 11. [Sign up here]

• Philly Data Visualization’s July Meetup is on July 11. [Details here]

• Philly JS Club is welcoming Ceora Ford for a session about passwordless authentication at its meetup on July 11. [Register here]

• Philly Game Mechanics is hosting another monthly playtest night on July 11. [Details here]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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